[Thamesvalley-pm] generating HTML

Greg Matthews gmatt at nerc.ac.uk
Fri Oct 19 01:49:52 PDT 2007

some great ideas, thanks.

Andy (and everyone else) suggested templates which having done a bit of 
digging looks to be an excellent suggestion (from a perl celebrity it 

Dave showed me how to do quoting in a more sane way - thanks Dave, that 
was driving me nuts:

print INDEX qq(    <tr>
   <td style="vertical-align: top;">$host<br>

and also here documents - I started out using here docs but it plays 
havoc with readability. However, I might revisit them for assigning 
large chunks of html to variables if I dont go with templates.

ed suggested including a file from disk and substituting bits of it. 
This is kind of what I was thinking of and I'll have to consider it 
further but I think it may be too limiting if I cant be sure of the 
exact structure of my page in advance.

Lots to think about... thanks guys.


Greg Matthews           01491 692445
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